LBHF launches Local Transport Plan

LB Hammersmith & Fulham is cosulting on its Local Transport Plan, which aims to improve the borough’s transport network, and backs the HS2/Crossrail interchange at Old Oak.

The four-week consultation on LBHF’s Local Transport Plan began on September 7. It mainly addresses the transport issues facing the borough between 2011-2014 but also looks as far ahead as 2031. The draft plan sets out seven key objectives for the local transport network and would help Transport for London to decide how to allocate funds.

Key aims include improving the efficiency of the road network; reducing the number of people injured and killed on the borough’s streets and supporting population growth in the borough’s five major regeneration sites.

Cllr Nick Botterill, Cabinet Member for Environment, says: “Even when budgets are tight there are transport issues that needs addressing – like traffic congestion hot-spots and utility company road works – and there are also some very positive opportunities that can be seized if we plan ahead.

“Our main focus is to deliver value for money while improving the borough’s transport system.”

The plans commit the council to ‘supporting improvements and increased capacity on the District, Piccadilly and West London lines’ and also argues that promoting Old Oak Common as a high-speed rail-hub is a significant priority. Paths would be ‘decluttered’ and more trees planted on the borough’s streets, if the plans are approved.

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